Mauro Martin

Born in: 1954, Italy
Lives in: Chivasso, Piedmont, Italy
Describe your art in three words: ...less is more...
Discipline: Painting, Photography, Sculpture
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"In the artistic field I was born as a painter, developing various techniques and expressive research and I landed in the use of the photographic medium, I use both in my aesthetic research."

What themes does your work involve?

Being able to be worthy of re -proposing the splendor of the Florentine Renaissance in a current key.

Describe your creative process.
I listen to what my sensitivity (heart/mind) suggests me, based on this "listening" I choose how and what to represent.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
... is a continuous "becoming" both technical and on a philosophical level. I deal with painting, photography and video art ... I choose the most suitable technique according to the situation I intend to represent. In fact, I use painting and photography to reveal the depths of the human soul and the metaphysical essence of objects and feelings, always keeping in mind the minimalist assumption "Less is more”.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
Art should help us live better and could be a point of reference, perhaps modest, to raise us from squalor and daily pressure. A "piece of art great" should achieve this goal.
What is the role of the artist today?
The moment we are experiencing is truly disconcerting, the littleness of different subjects emerges from this situation. This reflection leads me to be even more rigorous in the search for absolute technical-formal perfection and at the same time pushes me to the search for the eternal beauty, in a neoplatonic key ... to distance itself from a situation that is sometimes difficult to manage ...


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist